500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Pavement, 'Summer Babe (Winter Version)'

Writer: Stephen Malkmus
Producers: Malkmus, Scott Kannberg
Released: April '92, Drag City
Did not chart

Malkmus and Kannberg cut this tender pop tune about a summer crush in the garage studio of their hippie drummer, Gary Young. "We didn’t know how to record," Malkmus confessed. "We used reverb on the drums — the cheapest, worst reverb ever." Malkmus said he was trying to sound like Lou Reed, singing about "sad boy stuff."

Appears on: Slanted and Enchanted (Matador)

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